Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh 3 Days 2 Nights


Discover the charm of Mai Chau, Pu Luong, and Ninh Binh on our 3-day, 2-night tour. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Mai Chau’s rice fields and traditional stilt houses. Trek through the stunning Pu Luong Nature Reserve and experience the tranquility of rural life. Explore Ninh Binh’s karst formations and take a boat ride along the Tam Coc river. Indulge in local cuisine and engage in cultural activities. Join us for an unforgettable journey through these captivating destinations.



  • English speaking guide.
  • Pick up & drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter area.
  • All Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Accommodations (Puluong Retreat, Puluong Casa Resort, Puluong Bocbandi Retreat, La Lita Boutique Hotel & Spa, La Lita Mini Resort).
  • All sightseeing fees.
  • All air-conditioned transport (Limousine Mini van and Special-use car).
  • 02 bottle of water per person/day.
  • Cycling, trekking.

  • Pick up & drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter area (490.000 VND/Group).
  • Motorbike option (390.000 VND/pax/day).
  • Animal Cart option (390.000 VND /pax).
  • Drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tipping for tour guide/driver.
  • Tax (VAT).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other optional activities or tours.

What to Expect

  • Small group tour with maximum personal experience.
  • Widen your knowledge of the culture and history of Mai Chau, Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
  • Special meals with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture.
  • Enjoy the daily life with local people and learn about the daily life of Thai minority in Mai Chau and Puluong.
  • Unique and unforgettable biking route passing through villages, rice fields and karst mountains on a high-quality sports bike.
  • The breath-taking view of the beautiful valley with rice terraces and landscapes in Vietnam.
  • Widen your knowledge of Vietnam history at Hoa Lu Ancient capital. 
  • Discover Tam Coc – the “Halong Bay on land”.
  • A unique and unforgettable biking route passing through villages, rice fields and karst mountains on a high-quality sports bike.
  • Visit Mua Cave, one of the most alluring places to view of all the Tam Coc area.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Puluong. 07:00 – 07:30 Pick-up from your hotel or private address in Hanoi and departure to Mai Chau, Hoa Binh. 09:30 – 10:00 Arrive at Thung Khe Pass, the beautiful scenery Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam). 11:00 -11:30 Enjoy a special lunch with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. After lunch, we will be continuing the journey of exploration in Mai Chau.  13:30 - 14:00 Take a bike to explore the rice fields and limestone mountains with a unique route. See farmers working in fields and visit surrounding peaceful villages such as Pom Coong Village, Lac Village, Nhot Village, and Na Phon Village. 15:30 Explore the daily life of the Thai minority and maintain their ancient traditions and customs. You will visit an ethnic minority family in Mai Chau. Mrs. Mang's family is a local artisan with ingenuity and meticulousness who has preserved and developed the traditional embroidery and weaving craft of the Thai ethnic group. The products made entirely by hand are very delicate, with the typical floral patterns and motifs of the mountainous ethnic minorities in Vietnam. 16:00 Depart for Pu Luong Nature Reserve, which will take an hour by special-use car along narrow roads through terraced rice fields. 17:00 Check-in and relaxing, dinner at a restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine, and overnight at Pu Luong. Day 2: Puluong – Ninh Binh. 07:00 Have breakfast and check out. 08:00 Following the small roads, we will visit remote, hidden villages such as Kho Muong and Uoi Village to learn about the local people in Pu Luong. This is a common and easy walk around the most beautiful valley of rice terraces.  Explore Doi Cave (Bat cave), this is the largest cave in Pu Luong, the spot is created by thousands of great blocks of limestone having existed for 250 million years. There are thousands of stalactites in peculiar shapes showing how magnificent nature is. Taking steps beside these cliffs and descending deep into the heart of the cave, travellers will be rewarded with a feeling of excitement by the beautiful stones and the sound of water dripping down from the ceiling.  10:00 Take a bike and start riding to explore the rice fields and limestone mountains with a unique route.  12:30 You will enjoy lunch with local cuisine. 14:00 Leave Puluong going to Ninh Binh on the way you will stop at the stunning water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes.  17:30 Arrive Tam Coc, Ninh Binh check-in and free time. 18:30 – 19:00 Have dinner and overnight at mini resort or 4-star hotel. Day 3: Ninh Binh (Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu) - Ha Noi. 07:00 – 08:00 Time for breakfast  09:30 -10:00 Arrive at Hang Mua, "Mua Cave" one of the most alluring places to get the panorama view in Ninh Binh, hiking up to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain to take in your amazing views of the Tam Coc, Ninh Binh area. 11:00 – 11:30 Take a bike and start riding around the village to explore the gorgeous rice fields surrounded by limestone mountains with a unique route and visit a local family in the Tam Coc area. They are a traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Here you will get the chance to see the house’s architecture and their daily lives. 12:30 Enjoy a special lunch prepared with the traditional cuisine, featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. 14:00 After lunch break, continue your trip with a sampan rowed by a local for about 1.5 hours to explore Tam Coc "Halong Bay on the land". The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains and caves stretching along Ngo Dong River rice paddy if travelling during harvest season.
  • Trang An (Optional). 
14:30 Arrive in Trang An and spend about 2 hours exploring Trang An, the core of a world natural heritage site, in a small boat rowed by local people. Visit many limestones, water caves, and temples along the Sao Khe River. 16:30 Arrive in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, and visit the temple of King Dinh. Under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about Vietnamese history. 17.30 Leave Ninh Binh and drive straight back to Hanoi. 19:00 Arrive in Hanoi, and we will drop you off at your hotel or private address in the Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.

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